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Old Posted Oct 14, 2021, 9:58 PM
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Transit in Canada has 3 to 4 times higher ridership compared to US cities, and it has nothing to do with congestion or speed or privatization. Privatization during the Thatcher era didn't help bus ridership in the UK either.

What's really holding back transit in the USA is the constant and ongoing effort to make successful transit more complicated than it actually is. Not enough rail, not enough trains, not enough congestion, not enough speed, not enough density, not enough privatization. Just constantly making new excuses. That is the real reason the potential of transit in the US is still untapped, why systems in Chicago and Philadelphia have lower ridership than systems in Winnipeg and Halifax.
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